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CSA Fall October 7, 2017 Rosemary and Sage

CSA Fall October 7, 2017 Rosemary and Sage

  • Purple and White Eggplant Medley
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Mix peppers
  • Micro Color Mix
  • Baby Salad Mix
  • Baby Arugula 8×8
  • Multi-Color Anaheim Hatch Peppers
  • Red bell pepper
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Rosemary Clamshell
  • Sage Clamshell

Welcome back! Sorry, that we missed you last week, but parts on all of our vehicles are wearing out we had a fuel pump failure…such is the delight of our engineering minds as we roll the dice on repairs to keep going.

Winter squash are nearing ripeness, even with dry weather the peppers keep going and the summer squash is retiring.  We have had nights in the 30s but still lots of sun daily…rainy days may be coming in the next week.

The classic teas you have come asking for will soon return; unfortunately, harvest was too late for a tea making operation so I will try again next week. If you would like to try the raw herbs that are my mainstay, just ask, as flowering tops are available for brewing or taking home. The following list is the fruits of the labor of our Awesome Team of GreenHouse 6: Lavender blossoms, Elegant Salvia (Pineapple Sage)with blossoms, and Lemon Verbena blossoming tops. They were also able to bring back extra peppers and citrus whilst harvesting the sweet potato “octopus” arm. I just leave mine draped in the kitchen, pinching off leaves and tips to eat fresh, enjoying the rich dense kiss of spicy perfume. We hope you find new joy in the kitchen this week. Enjoy the opportunity for stocking up whilst the cornucopia of harvest rolls in…if not used fresh, your Chef Boxes of Sage and Rosemary can be chopped and dried on paper towels or frozen for future use. Or decoratively they can be tied and bundled to hang upside down in your kitchen apothecary.  Consider a smudge, bath or steam sweat to honor any excess, if you like. To your health and pleasure, always!

 

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2017 CSA Winter January 28th

2017 CSA Winter January 28th

  • Bag of Arugula
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Baby Kale
  • Beet Greens
  • Green Sorrel
  • Epazote
  • Petite Tomatoes
  • Pepper Paste
  • Micro Color Mix
  • Potatoes
  • Mint

So many fresh flavors this week…lemony sorrel, pungent epazote, bracing mint. And of course, ginger. Try a combination of a few epazote leaves cooked in with your beans and towards the end, generously apply the pepper paste to taste. Or consider this combination for potato and egg casserole with cheese. The green sorrel can be chopped fresh, a few leaves with apple, raisin, honey, and nuts..we like walnut or pecan, and finished with a splash of balsamic vinegar for a palate-pleasing salad. Cooked, it is good for stuffing inside of fish or chicken and then baked or slightly wilted in the pan as a garnishing side. Classically it is used as a pureed soup, combined with onion and sometimes potato. Makes a fantastic pesto that can be stored in the freezer. Enjoy having micros on everything! from soups and sandwiches, side garnish, rice paper wrap, to omelets and quiches…Enjoy!

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We have fresh greens and herbs all winter